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Prime Day Deals, Anyone?

Psst … any Amazon Prime fans out there?! If so, you probably know that Amazon Prime Day 2019 is on Mon. July 8 this year (hooray for discounts!). And, if you’re a planner like us, you’ve likely already scoped out the hot deals. So, just in case you’re looking to buy, buy, buy, we want…

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The 411 to Make the Right Move With Milspouse Occupational Licensing

Do you officially have those PCS orders, and now you’re left wondering what will happen to that occupational license you worked so hard to obtain? States and licensing boards are on a mission to simplify the process of obtaining recognition for your occupational license while enduring frequent moves. Though because these laws can often vary…

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PCS Chronicles: The Top 10 Ways To Save on Your Next Move

Even though the military provides quite a few allowances for moving, there can still be a lot of out-of-pocket costs. Use these tried and true tips from Kate Horrell, Military Finance Coach, to keep things under control. 1. Stay Underweight Before you move, go through your house and do some serious decluttering. Say goodbye to…

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Cast Your Vote for the Military & Veteran Community Choice Awards!

Awards season has begun. For the military and veteran community, that is. Do you think it can’t get any better than the Oscars, Emmys, or People’s Choice Awards? If so, the 2019 Military & Veteran Community (MVC) Choice Awards will have you second-guessing that opinion. Blue Star Families is proud to be a Hosting Partner…

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Changemakers Await Your #MilFam Stories. Is Yours One of Them?

Time is running out. The Blue Star Families 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is open for responses just a little bit longer. Have you completed it already? If not, we’re missing your voice. And it’s not only yours, but also 12,000 of your fellow military families. Why so many? Because the more voices we have…

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PCS Chronicles: Save Your Upcoming Move With These 11 Hacks

It’s that time of the year…yet again. Military families from all over are beginning their big #BlueStarSummer adventure. No, we’re not talking about a dreamy tropical vacation. We’re talking about the journey to their next duty station. So, if you find yourself in the “MilFams Who Are PCSing” camp this year while living out of…

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June 2019 Newsletter

Take The Survey Before It Closes! There’s just one week left to make your voice heard. Our 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey takes less than 30 minutes to fill out, but the findings will influence policy for years! Make sure you tell us your real-life, mil-life story right now. Once you do, we’ll enter you…

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Would You Rather: Complete the #BSFSurvey or These Military Tasks?

Life as a military family most definitely requires patience. It’s a virtue not too many of us are born with or acquire until we’re knee-deep in long, drawn-out deployments and tasks the military throws our way. And even then, we can find ourselves tapping our foot in anticipation for our service member spouse to return…

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Behind-the-Scenes Look: Celebrating 10 Years of Blue Star Families and Neighbors

The annual Blue Star Neighbors Celebration commenced at none other than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Tuesday, May 14. Year after year, we host this exclusive event to bring together BSF supporters—from the highest decorated military leaders to business executives, celebrities, Congressional delegates, and government leaders—for, yes, a…

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Two Programs to Help Kick Off a #BlueStarSummer as a Family

Summer is peeking its head around the corner. And you know what that means, right? Laid back pool days, beach vacays, BBQs, summer camps, road trips, and more moments that call for opening up a good book you just can’t put down. But for military families, it can mean more time spent apart due to…

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